Man Flees Police and Crashes Into Church, Causing Fatal Accident

During the first half of 2014, there were hundreds of car accidents across the state of Washington. A large proportion of these were fatal crashes or accidents that caused serious injuries.

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The Washington State Traffic Commission reports that there were 223 fatal car crashes in the first half of 2014, as well as 937 serious injury crashes. These numbers indicate that once final figures for the year are collated, there will be no significant drop in the number of serious car accidents on the state’s roads.

If you are an accident victim and you suffered injuries in a crash, a skilled Seattle personal-injury lawyer may be able to help you recover costs for medical bills and lost income. At Richard McKinney Law, we can evaluate your case and develop a strategy to collect damages from the negligent party. To consult a lawyer from Richard McKinney Law, call us today at 844-933-1605. We offer a free case review to explain the options and the potential outcomes.

Driver Dies After Crashing Into Church

KOMO News reports that a driver died after he crashed his car into a local church following a police chase. Police saw the man driving erratically, and he appeared to be drunk. They turned on their lights and sirens, and as they did so, the driver sped away.

According to officials, the chase only lasted 60 seconds. The driver failed to notice a T-junction and drove directly into the side of a church. The driver died on impact inside the car, and emergency responders were unable to save him. Police revealed his name is Hugh Washington, a 44-year-old man from Mesa.

Police say the car caused significant damage to the church, and officials are currently identifying the degree of structural damage in the building. A full investigation is underway, and toxicology reports will reveal if the man was driving under the influence at the time.

One Person Dies in Highway Crash

KXLY reports that one person died in a crash between two cars and a semi-truck on Highway 2. State troopers say the crash happened shortly after 8:30 a.m. Two cars were driving toward Deep Creek Road when one lost control. The cars collided into a semi-truck travelling in the opposite direction. The driver tried to swerve to avoid the truck but was unsuccessful.

A number of people sustained injuries in the car crash, and one of the drivers died on the scene. Police suspect that the poor visibility and snow were elements in the accidents, and they have urged drivers to be extra cautious on the roads during inclement weather.

If you were in a car crash and you have sustained injuries, you may be able to recover some of the costs associated with medical bills. Richard McKinney can evaluate your case and determine if you have a legitimate claim. To speak to an expert Seattle accident lawyer, call Richard McKinney Law today at 844-933-1605.

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